Municipal mind : manifestos for the creative city / Pier Giorgio Di Cicco ; with an afterword by Charles Landry

By: Di Cicco, Pier Giorgio.
Landry, Charles.
ISBN: 9781894469326.Publisher: Toronto : Mansfield Press, 2007Description: 85 p.Summary: In Municipal Mind, Toronto's Poet Laureate offers a blueprint for building sustainable cities in a global era, predicated on city soul. By weaving bold and savvy strategies for urban creativity and civic prosperity, together with a reasoned appeal for mutual respect, understanding and interaction among citizens, he persuades us that - in the delicate balancing of universal values and individual needs - cities can do far, far better. Municipal Mind offers up a whole new way of civic being and thinking that puts wonder before commerce and nothing before human encounter. (Font: Editor)
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In Municipal Mind, Toronto's Poet Laureate offers a blueprint for building sustainable cities in a global era, predicated on city soul. By weaving bold and savvy strategies for urban creativity and civic prosperity, together with a reasoned appeal for mutual respect, understanding and interaction among citizens, he persuades us that - in the delicate balancing of universal values and individual needs - cities can do far, far better. Municipal Mind offers up a whole new way of civic being and thinking that puts wonder before commerce and nothing before human encounter. (Font: Editor)

Preface -- Creative manifesto -- What a municipality owes its citizens -- What does love have to do with it? -- How the creative city behaves -- True cultural stewardship -- Culture and policy -- How the municipality encourage creativity -- Civic engagement and creativity -- The urban motive -- Out of the silos -- Recognizing creativity -- Culture strategy -- Self-consciousness: the enemy of the creative city -- The creative city is the passionate city -- Passion and the physical city -- The private serf versus the creative city -- The nature of creativity -- The artistic caveat -- The design of creative cities -- Design and the civic -- The conversation of design elements -- The unpretentious city -- City of dread: diagnostics -- Restoring the soul to the city -- Diversity and the creative agenda -- What diversity really means -- The chief resource of diversity -- Diversity and migration and global policy -- Creativity is the key to social cohesion -- How creativity educates us to civic risk -- A discourse on civility -- The creative municipality promotes civility -- Reverence and the creative city -- The spiritual in the secular -- Coda -- The language of the senses: an afterword / Charles Landry -- Thanks to

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